acquaint (one) with (something)

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acquaint (one) with (something)

To help one become familiar or comfortable with something. You'll need to acquaint me with the rules of their culture. Can you please acquaint Eric with the new procedure for data entry?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

acquaint someone with something

to introduce someone to an unfamiliar thing; to become familiar with something; to get to know something; to tell someone the facts [about someone or something]. (See also acquainted with someone; acquainted with something.) It took a month for the new attorney to acquaint herself with the facts in the case.
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*acquainted with someone

[of a person] known to someone; [of a person] having been introduced to someone. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; get ~.) We are only acquainted with each other. We are certainly not what you would call close friends.
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*acquainted with something

familiar with something; able to understand or recognize something. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; get ~.) Tom is fully acquainted with the way we do things.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

acquaint with

To make someone familiar with something or someone: The next chapter of the textbook acquaints the student with several new concepts. I am not acquainted with the mayor of this town.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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The weeklong training courses would be focused on acquainting with various ways of tackling natural disasters, especially flashfloods.
During his visit to Muthanna Province University, Kanzawi added "we are working on twinning the Muthanna University with French universities, Paris University possibly, and to exchange professors, employees and students to get acquainted with the French experience in academic education in addition to acquainting with the French technological progress."
Mussallam bin Ali al Abd al Mashali, Census Supervisor in the wilayats of Thumrait, Shaleem, Al Halaniyat Islands, Maqshan and Al Mazyounah talked about the importance of census in setting up developmental plans, acquainting with needs of the forthcoming stage of any country and the dependence of many studies on statistical information that would avail a big database for concerned authorities of various specializations including service authorities.